This is a neat video on the scythe.
Scythe: (n) tool used for cutting crops such as grass or wheat, with a long curved blade at the end of a long pole attached to which are one or two short handles.
It looks like a really good way for the small homestead to create some hay and mulch. I am going to add it to my homesteading bucket list. Enjoy.
This site looks interesting as well. It has a list of links and resources where to find a Scythe. http://scytheconnection.com/